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Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights



Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights

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Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by David Tollner


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2013-14 Budget 4 Regional Highlights $1.49M to monitor the quality of Territory water supplies through the provision of analytical testing to clients $0.37M to administer the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act to ensure responsible use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, fertilizers and stock foods and prevent potential adverse economic, environmental or social effects Regional Development $30.9M in Commonwealth funding for financial assistance and road grants $20M to provide municipal and essential services to homelands $7.3M to provide assistance to homelands residents to maintain housing $6.2M over four years to support the reform of local government in the Territory $5.6M to manage and support accommodation and tenancy support programs $5M to increase the Northern Territory Operational Subsidy grants pool for shire councils to $25.6M $4.2M to provide Aboriginal Interpreter Services under the Stronger Futures National Partnership Agreement in the Territory $3.8M to support the headlease rental initiative of the RealHousing for Growth plan $2.6M for multicultural, senior, youth and community support grants programs $2M to improve existing housing in homelands $1.4M to support regional development and Indigenous economic development activities $1.1M additional funding to focus on land release initiatives across the Territory $0.8M to establish an independent Office for Territory Women $0.4M to support the operations of food rescue services by FoodbankNT $0.25M ongoing, to establish the Family Safe Environment Fund to assist councils in improving the safety of public parks Lifestyle and Environment $14.7M to assist the thoroughbred racing industry in conducting race meetings and maintenance of facilities across the Territory $5.3M to support peak sporting bodies and active recreation organisations $4M to implement and run the Sports Voucher Scheme $2.4M for grant programs under the Community Benefit Fund community grants, gambling amelioration and gambling research $2.2M to ensure active mining operations operate in a manner that supports sustainable development of the environment $2M to create a Mining Remediation Contingency Fund to address remediation costs for legacy mines $1.47M to bring AFL matches to the Territory and conduct community engagement programs $1M for wildfire suppression $1M for remote community sport and recreation programs $0.85M for sustainable management of the Territory recreational fishing sector and the implementation of a Recreational Fishing Development Plan $0.73M to support regional and remote festivals $0.5M ongoing for rangelands monitoring and the Pastoral Land Board $0.2M to support the MarineRanger Program including training and consultation with Indigenous communities $0.2M for asbestos management on park assets $0.2M for the Keep Australia Beautiful Council of the Northern Territory